Ben Pollack (June 22, 1903 – June 7, 1971) was an American drummer and bandleader from the mid-1920s through the swing era. His eye for talent led him to employ musicians such as Benny Goodman, Jack Teagarden, Glenn Miller, Jimmy McPartland, and Harry James. This ability earned him the nickname the "Father of Swing".
Birth and Death Data: Born June 22nd, 1903 (Chicago), Died June 7th, 1971 (Palm Springs)
Date Range of DAHR Recordings: 1923 - 1949
Roles Represented in DAHR: leader, director, traps, vocalist, composer, songwriter
Notes: Also played drums.
See Also: New Orleans Rhythm Kings
Recordings (Results 101-103 of 103 records)
|Company||Matrix No.||Size||First Recording Date||Title||Primary Performer||Description||Role||Audio|
|Decca||DLA 1236||10-in.||4/18/1938||Looking at the world through rose-colored glasses||Ben Pollack Orchestra||leader|
|Decca||L 5250||12/9/1949||That's a plenty||Hoagy Carmichael||instrumentalist, traps|
|Decca||L 5251||12/9/1949||At the Darktown Strutter's Ball||Hoagy Carmichael||instrumentalist, traps|
Discography of American Historical Recordings, s.v. "Pollack, Ben," accessed December 4, 2021, https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103192.
Pollack, Ben. (2021). In Discography of American Historical Recordings. Retrieved December 4, 2021, from https://adp.library.ucsb.edu/names/103192.
"Pollack, Ben." Discography of American Historical Recordings. UC Santa Barbara Library, 2021. Web. 4 December 2021.
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